Smart Energy East Coast: Conference Program 2009


Smart Energy East Coast

27 – 28 October 2009

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 27 October 2009

Session 1.1

General: Opening / Keynote
Chairman: Dan Middleton, Vice President, Sales, Silver Spring Networks, CA

09h00 – 09h30

Opening keynote address: The regulator’s impact on smart grid development
Robert Curry, Commissioner, New York Public Service Commission, NY

09h30 – 10h00

Benefits of public/private partnerships: The NY State Smart Grid Consortium
Mark Torpey, Program Manager, Smart Grid, NYSERDA, NY

10h00 – 10h30

Effective cyber-security: protecting your customer data
Annabelle Lee, Senior Cyber Security Strategist, NIST, DC

Session 1.2

Network management for the smart grid
Chairman: Jim Fisher, Business Development Manager, Itron, WA

11h00 – 12h30

Session 1.3

Building the foundation for smart energy – the smart grid
Chairman: Ed Finamore, President, ValuTech Solutions, PA

13h30 – 14h00

Case study: Developing AMI and smart grid program at Central Hudson Gas & Electric
Laura Butler, Team Lead, Smart Grid, Central Hudson Gas & Electric, NY

14h00 – 14h30

Measuring the smart grid network
Dan Middleton, Vice President, Sales, Silver Spring Networks, CA

14h30 – 15h00

Barriers and opportunities for demand response in organised markets
Timothy Roughan, Director, Distributed Resources, National Grid, MA

Session 1.4

Meter Data Management : Strategic use of customer information
Chairman: Rob Jepson, Product Engineer, CISSP, Lockheed Martin, PA

15h30 – 16h00

Smart Operations: A strategy for putting meter data to work
George Karayannis, Energy Solutions Business Development, Lockheed Martin, CO

16h00 – 16h30

How smart meter enabled programs will impact call center operations
Thomas O’Brien, Principal Consultant, Black & Veatch, WI

16h30 – 17h00

JEA’s MDM implementation and lessons learnt
Wayne Young, Director for Meter Reading, Billing and Collection, JEA, FL

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Session 2.1

Net-metering and demand response: empowering the customer
Chairman: Mike Smith, Vice President, North America, Spintelligent, CA

09h00 – 09h30

Designing the smart grid: critical considerations
Dale Pennington, Managing Director, UtiliWorks Consulting, NY

09h30 – 10h00

Net metering and the green energy economy
Guerry Waters, Vice President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities, GA

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10h00 – 10h30

Integration of energy management, electrical submetering and time sensitive pricing in a large residential community utilizing wireless communications
Herbert E. Hirschfeld, President, Herbert E. Hirschfeld Consulting, NY

Session 2.2

Distributed generation and energy efficiency technologies
Chairman: Chuck Newton, President, Newton-Evans Research, CA

11h00 – 11h30

Understanding the connected home market and how it will develop
Ron Zimmer, President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), Canada

11h30 – 12h00

Taking energy management beyond the meter
Raoul Wijgergangs, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance, CA

12h00 – 12h30

Distributed generation in Consolidated Edison’s territory
Margarett Jolly, Project Lead, Consolidated Edison, NY

Session 2.3

Closing panel discussion: The future of the smart energy landscape
Moderator: Mike Smith, Vice President, North America, Spintelligent, CA

13h30 – 14h30

High level industry professionals will converge to discuss proceedings during the conference and give their take on the status of the utility industry.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Utility investment – will government funding drive the industry?
  • How are utilities interpreting the notion of the smart grid with the variety of projects underway?
  • Who is paying for this – how is the customer involved?


  • Robert Catell, Chairman, New York State Smart Grid Consortium, NY
  • Deborah Ifrah, Executive Director, JP Morgan, NY
  • Ron Prosser, President & CEO, The Prosser Group, NY
  • Howard Scott, Managing Partner, Cognyst Advisors, NY